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Senior Alaina Lacopo tallied the match-tying goal in the 49th minute Tuesday night at Evansville
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Southeast and Evansville Battle To 1-1 Non-Conference Draw

Sept. 12, 2007

Box Score

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Southeast Missouri State soccer continued its stretch of playing four matches in a seven-day span by battling host Evansville to a 1-1 double-overtime tie Tuesday night at UE's Black Beauty Field. With the tie, Southeast moved its record to 2-1-1 on the year and UE posted its season mark to 3-1-1.

The Purple Aces captured a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute after junior Kayla Lambert blasted a 20-yard shot past the hands of Southeast sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Harrington (Vancouver, WA/Skyway). Evansville produced a slim 5-4 advantage in shot attempts for the first half.

The scored stayed the same until early in the second half when senior forward Alaina Lacopo (Troy, IL/Triad) hit the back of the net in the 49th minute with a four-yard volley shot off assists from sophomore forward Courtney Alexander (Liberty, MO/Liberty) and junior defender Megan McGrath (Hawthorn Woods, IL/Carmel) for the Redhawks to even the score at 1-1.

Both teams battled back and forth through the regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods before settling on the draw. Southeast held advantages over Evansville in shot attempts (13-12), saves (5-1) and corner kicks (7-3).

Alexander and freshman forward Ashley Runion (St. Peters, MO/Ft. Zumwalt South) paced Southeast with four shot attempts, while senior goalkeeper Lindsay Pickering (St. Charles, MO/St. Charles West) posted three saves in 65 minutes of play. Harrington finished with a pair of saves in her first collegiate starting assignment.

Lambert notched a match-best six shot attempts for Evansville and freshman Theresa Bagby recorded a save in 110 minutes of play in goal.

The Redhawks open the Saint Louis Toys for Tots Tournament Friday night with a contest against the host Billikens at SLU's Robert R. Hermann Stadium. The start time for the match is 7:30 p.m.


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